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Bridge divisions by addressing ‘wicked problems,’ not ‘wicked people’

Address ‘wicked problems,’ don't see ‘wicked people’

Communities can overcome challenges and bridge divisions when they focus on addressing “wicked problems” instead of seeing individuals with different viewpoints as “wicked people,” a Colorado-based expert in communications studies and deliberative democracy told the Civic Life Summit at Baylor University.

       
Cross the bridge from consumer to creator of community

Cross the bridge from consumer to creator of community

Civic engagement involves “crossing the bridge” from being a consumer of what a community offers to a creator of what it has the potential to become, a Waco-based community activist told the Civic Life Summit at Baylor University.

       
BGCT gift benefits addiction recovery center at Baylor

BGCT gift benefits addiction recovery center at Baylor University

A financial contribution from the Baptist General Convention of Texas will support Baylor University’s recently created Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center.

       
First Buckner Family Pathways mom in Longview earns college degree

First Longview Buckner Family Pathways mom earns college degree

When Stephanie Fletcher recently walked across the stage of Kilgore College, she became the first Buckner Family Pathways resident in Longview to earn a college degree.

       
Certificate program opened doors to resort ministry

Truett certificate program opened doors to resort ministry late in life

Richard Baggett, who completed a ministry certificate program at Baylor University's Truett Theological Seminary at age 70, serves six months of the year as chaplain at an RV park in the Rio Grande Valley.

       
ExBd-CLC check

Chaotic culture needs compassionate Christians, Reeves tells Executive Board

Members of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board approved a handful of business items during their spring meeting.

       
Senate adds voucher provision to public school finance bill

Senate adds voucher provision to public school finance bill

The Texas Senate attached an educational savings account provision to a public school finance bill, but the voucher-style program faces stiff opposition in the House.

       
CommonCall: Down on the farm

CommonCall: Down on the farm, outside the school

For more than 40 years, the World Hunger Relief farm on the outskirts of Waco has served as a training ground for agricultural missionaries and others involved in holistic ministries worldwide. The ministry also seeks to make a difference locally through school garden initiatives. 

       
East Texas disaster moves from relief to recovery

East Texas disaster moves from relief to recovery

After working more than 4,000 volunteer hours, Texas Baptist Men completed immediate disaster relief ministry in tornado-stricken parts of East Texas and prepared to work alongside residents there in long-term recovery.

       
Baylor nursing, engineering students provide therapeutic swing

Baylor nursing, engineering students provide therapeutic swing

When students at Baylor University’s nursing school learned senior design engineering students at Baylor developed a therapeutic swing for a child with special needs, they recognized young guests at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas could benefit.

       
Baylor implements all 105 Pepper Hamilton recommendations

Baylor implements all 105 Pepper Hamilton recommendations

Baylor University’s board of regents announced the school has completed foundational implementation of the 105 recommendations made by the law firm that investigated its response to sexual assault reports.

       
House approves protection for religious child welfare agencies

House approves protection for religious child welfare agencies

The Texas House approved a bill that protects the right of religious child welfare agencies that serve as providers in the state’s child welfare system to exercise their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

       
TBM continues disaster relief in East Texas

TBM continues disaster relief in East Texas

After out-of-town television news crews moved on to other assignments and public attention shifted to other parts of the state, Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers continue work in tornado-ravaged parts of East Texas.

       
Exodus satisfies hunger for change in life

Exodus satisfies hunger for change in life

Terri will never forget when she opened the refrigerator and pantry in her apartment at Exodus Ministries and found them fully stocked with food.

       
Passion for service at church inspired college return after 30 years

Passion for service at church inspired college return after 30 years

A desire to be equipped better for service in his church inspired Kevin Harmon to return to college in 2012 after a 30-year hiatus. He is graduating this spring from Baylor University at age 51.

       
 
 
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